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Walmart rattled by growing unrest ahead of Black Friday’s strike

Walmart rattled by growing unrest ahead of Black Friday’s strike.

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Free Lunch for Big Oil

Free Lunch for Big�Oil.

Dean Henderson is the author of four books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve & Stickin’ it to the Matrix. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @ www.deanhenderson.wordpress.com

We are not smart enough to leave things to the Market. (via Dead Wild Roses)

I haven’t read the book, but I’m sure it should be required reading.

We are not smart enough to leave things to the Market. As I am often told by my free market indoctrinated friends the market will solve societies problems, if….(insert the big whingy diatribe about government interfering here) it was just left to its own devices. A sample of the pap I usually hear, coherently summarized by Mr.Chang and his book I happen to be reading right now. “We should leave markets alone, because, essentially, market participants know what they are doing – that is, they are rat … Read More

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Is Corn Killing Us?

I don’t mean to be repetitive, but I’ve been reading the blog of  Chris Prillo Lockergnome Extraordinaire today and have found quite a bit of inspiration there. I even posted on essay to another blog so I wouldn’t over do it here.

His post, Corn Kills More People Than Terrorists Do, points out that terrorism has killed a very small number of people this year compared to the number who die of obesity. Of course his readers made all kinds of excuses for why this fact is irrelevant or misleading. This graphic was included:Corn Terrorism Graphic

Complaints were lodged that we can’t prove corn causes obesity, obesity is a choice–terrorism isn’t, people die from old age so why don’t we work to outlaw getting old.

I restrained myself from posting a comment this time. But I knew I had to discuss it. Continue reading

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